Sunday, December 22, 2013

Basic etiquettes for sending get well soon flowers

If a friend or a family member is ill, it’s always nice to send them a bouquet of fresh flowers. Flowers are bright and colorful and they can bring smile even on the saddest of the faces. On receiving a bouquet of fresh flowers, the recipient would feel less depressed and anxious. Flowers would cheer the recipient and would lift his spirits too.

Here are some basic etiquette that you must follow when sending get well soon flowers

You can send get well soon flowers to someone who is sick or is just feeling a little blue. The person need not be in hospital in order for you to send the get well soon flowers. Flowers would lighten their mood and their home, and would make them feel better.

If you are sending flowers to your near and dear one who is in the hospital, make sure that you provide the name of the patient, hospital name, room number, or bed number to the florist. It would be good if you have contact details of the person to whom you are sending get well soon flowers.

When sending flowers to hospital, it is always good to send them in a basket or a vase or a potted plant as hospitals don’t provide containers for keeping flowers.

Hospital rooms are usually not very big. It is advisable to send small and cute flowers to the hospital. When the patient is back to home, you can always send something big or lavish.

If the person to whom you are sending get well soon flowers is suffering from asthma or any other allergy, it is not advisable to send flowers with very strong fragrance to hospitals as it can trigger sneezing, coughing, and other symptoms of allergy and sinus to the patient.

If the patient is in the Intensive Care Unit, do confirm whether they allow flowers inside the unit or not before you order flowers. Most hospitals do not allow flowers inside the ICY units. It would be better to send flowers when the patient is moved to the room or when he is back home.

Sending get well soon flowers is a nice gesture of showing that you care for someone who is ill. Your friend or colleague would be happy to know that you care for him and that you are thinking of him.


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